Ryan Seward - RE/MAX Select Realty



Posted by Ryan Seward on 8/17/2017

As you go on the house hunt, youíre likely to attend many different open houses. After awhile you can get confused as to what you have seen and where you saw it. Each open house or home showing is only a short window of time. As a buyer, youíre trying to get the feel for a house. Being an observant home shopper can help you to avoid a lot of problems down the road. Check out some of the biggest red flags that you need to look out for when you attend an open house.


The Candles Are Burning Bright


You walk into an open house and see a lovely candle lit on the kitchen table. While it may make you feel all warm and fuzzy, itís not always a good sign. Candles are a great way to mask odors. There could possibly be a musty odor coming from the sink, the basement, or another part of the house. This spells hidden damage and possible danger for you as a homebuyer. While the home inspection should pick up on things like this, you donít necessarily want to get that far in the process. The art of masking odors could be a sign that the sellers are trying to hide something.


Be Your Own Inspector


As you walk through the home do you notice squeaky floor boards, cracks in the walls, cracks in the ceilings, or a drippy faucet? Maybe you see some patches on the walls or mirrors and paintings that seem out of place? These are all issues that could be signs of a greater problem. Keep in mind that no house is perfect, but you should do a little investigating on your own while walking through the house at showings.


The Home Doesnít Appear Cared For


Curb appeal is one thing, but a home that looks unkept is a sign of a larger problem for you. Has the lawn been mowed? Is the fence in disrepair? How does the home appear from the outside at first glance? There are plenty of ways that you can fix up a home to make it your own once you buy it, but the question is just how much of a challenge are you up for? There is always a chance that youíll have large maintenance costs when a home hasnít been properly maintained by the previous owners.


Searching for homes and going to open houses can be fun. It can also be an educational experience to help you narrow down what youíre looking for and what you can handle as a homeowner.            





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Posted by Ryan Seward on 8/10/2017


130 Wilmington Road, Burlington, MA 01803

Single-Family

$565,000
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Outstanding opportunity to own this beautifully renovated Single Family home with a potential in-law suite that's waiting for you! Offering 2 generous sized kitchens, one with granite countertops & stainless appliances, cathedral ceilings and sky lights, the other with hardwood floors, wood burning fireplace and island; both are great for entertaining. Enjoy the generous sized family room with cathedral ceilings and slider that opens up to the wrap around deck and wonderful private fenced in yard with a shed, kennel, garden & fire pit area. Living room, dining room, 3 generous sized bedrooms, 2 of them have a master bath, great closets, recessed lighting and crown moldings complete this home. Washer and dryer on the main level, large clean basement, great for storage and ready to be finished off. Close to public transportation, shops, restaurants, highways and everything else Burlington has to offer! THIS ONE IS A MUST SEE!
Open House
Saturday
August 12 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 130 Wilmington Road, Burlington, MA 01803    Get Directions

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Posted by Ryan Seward on 7/19/2017


130 Wilmington Road, Burlington, MA 01803

Single-Family

$575,000
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Outstanding opportunity to own this beautifully renovated Single Family home with a potential in-law suite that's waiting for you! Offering 2 generous sized kitchens, one with granite countertops & stainless appliances, cathedral ceilings and sky lights, the other with hardwood floors, wood burning fireplace and island; both are great for entertaining. Enjoy the generous sized family room with cathedral ceilings and slider that opens up to the wrap around deck and wonderful private fenced in yard with a shed, kennel, garden & fire pit area. Living room, dining room, 3 generous sized bedrooms, 2 of them have a master bath, great closets, recessed lighting and crown moldings complete this home. Washer and dryer on the main level, large clean basement, great for storage and ready to be finished off. Close to public transportation, shops, restaurants, highways and everything else Burlington has to offer! THIS ONE IS A MUST SEE!
Open House
Sunday
July 23 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 130 Wilmington Road, Burlington, MA 01803    Get Directions

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Posted by Ryan Seward on 7/7/2017


130 Wilmington Road, Burlington, MA 01803

Single-Family

$599,000
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
OPEN HOUSES SATURDAY & SUNDAY, 7/8 & 7/9, 12-2 BOTH DAYS! Outstanding opportunity to own this beautifully renovated Single Family home with a potential in-law suite that's waiting for you! Offering 2 generous sized kitchens, one with granite countertops & stainless appliances, cathedral ceilings and sky lights, the other with hardwood floors, wood burning fireplace and island; both are great for entertaining. Enjoy the generous sized family room with cathedral ceilings and slider that opens up to the wrap around deck and wonderful private fenced in yard with a shed, kennel, garden & fire pit area. Living room, dining room, 3 generous sized bedrooms, 2 of them have a master bath, great closets, recessed lighting and crown moldings complete this home. Washer and dryer on the main level, large clean basement, great for storage and ready to be finished off. Close to public transportation, shops, restaurants, highways and everything else Burlington has to offer! THIS ONE IS A MUST SEE!
Open House
Saturday
July 08 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 130 Wilmington Road, Burlington, MA 01803    Get Directions

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Categories: Open House  


Posted by Ryan Seward on 7/7/2017


130 Wilmington Road, Burlington, MA 01803

Single-Family

$599,000
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
OPEN HOUSES SATURDAY & SUNDAY, 7/8 & 7/9, 12-2 BOTH DAYS! Outstanding opportunity to own this beautifully renovated Single Family home with a potential in-law suite that's waiting for you! Offering 2 generous sized kitchens, one with granite countertops & stainless appliances, cathedral ceilings and sky lights, the other with hardwood floors, wood burning fireplace and island; both are great for entertaining. Enjoy the generous sized family room with cathedral ceilings and slider that opens up to the wrap around deck and wonderful private fenced in yard with a shed, kennel, garden & fire pit area. Living room, dining room, 3 generous sized bedrooms, 2 of them have a master bath, great closets, recessed lighting and crown moldings complete this home. Washer and dryer on the main level, large clean basement, great for storage and ready to be finished off. Close to public transportation, shops, restaurants, highways and everything else Burlington has to offer! THIS ONE IS A MUST SEE!
Open House
Saturday
July 08 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 130 Wilmington Road, Burlington, MA 01803    Get Directions

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